Messages on Colossians

Messages on Colossians


For the first 1,000 years of Christianity, the followers of Jesus held tightly to a view of atonement called Christus Victor, or Christ the Victor. Why was the idea of the cross of Jesus bringing victory so important and how could they find victory in a publicly humiliating execution of their rabbi? Pastor Brent looks at several New Testament passages to encourage us to reclaim the Christus Victor view of the cross today and start living in

Beyond Work

Pastors Brent and Ryan discuss what it means to find and fulfill your calling and how you can even achieve this in whatever current job you have. Discussion Questions What skills and passions has God put inside of you that uniquely enable you to fulfill your calling? What is that calling? If you had to write down what God called you to do, what would you say? In what ways do your calling and your job overlap?
Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Pastor Ryan encourages us all to become people of gratitude who routinely give thanks in all circumstances.

God is a White, Male Republican

Pastor Brent Clark addresses the lie that some believe that God is a white, male, Republican, but he also addresses the more dangerous underlying tendency to make God in our own image. Sermon Transcript In June of 1964, a man took the pulpit of a church and prayed this prayer: “Oh God, our Heavenly Guide, as finite creatures of time and as dependent creatures of [Yours], we acknowledge [You] as our sovereign Lord. Permit freedom and the joys thereof to…

Remix: You Are in Christ

Pastors Brent and Ryan team up again to revisit the series Who Do You Think You Are to look at the importance of understanding what it means to center our identity in Jesus Christ.
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Leave a Mark on Someone

Pastor Brent kicks off a new series that looks at how we can leave a mark on the world and live our lives for more than just ourselves. The first message shares the story of Ben and how being prayerful, alert, and ready gave several people around Ben the opportunity to share Jesus with him.
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Evangelism is a Team Effort

Pastor Ryan Lenerz concludes the Awkward series by seeing how even though we elevate the Apostle Paul as someone who often shared his faith, he often did so with the help of others as a team. My Roll on a Basketball Team I really enjoy playing basketball.  Maybe it’s because I’ve always been tall – but basketball has been a part of my life for as long as I could dribble a ball.  I still try to play at least…

The Lost Art of Prayer

Pastor Ryan Lenerz kicks off a new series for 2018, The Lost Arts: Ancient Practices for a Post-Modern Faith, by looking at the lost art of prayer.

Can’t We All Just Get Along: Family Reconcilliation

Sermon Podcast Audio Your browser does not support the audio element. The Holidays  It’s finally November and I think for most of us, this signals that the holiday season is upon us.  Thanksgiving is two and a half weeks away and Christmas is just around the corner.  Most of you have probably begun making your plans for the holidays already—you know where you are spending Thanksgiving and Christmas, you know which days you are taking off work, and you know what dessert you…